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GTB with Enzo heart!

2006-01-11 07:31

The Ferrari 599 GTB. Click here for Ferrari photo galleries.

The new car is a concentration of Ferrari's most innovative and technologically advanced engineering solutions applied to a. The result is a new benchmark for performance, driver involvement and design.

The mid-front engined two-seater coupé boasts class-leading power thanks to its 5 999cc V12 - derived directly from the Ferrari Enzo supercar - which produces no less than 462 kW at 7 600 r/min for a power to weight ratio of just 1.9 kg per kW.

Ferrari has adopted the latest evolution in its tried and tested all-aluminium construction technology for the body and chassis.

The unmistakable Pininfarina design gives the Ferrari 559 GTB aggressive yet elegant lines which are perfectly integrated with the advanced aerodynamic solutions adopted to reach the performance figures attainable.

This new model is the symbol of Ferrari's production - the V12 berlinetta - and represents the latest interpretation of a theme that has seen such classics as the 250 GT, the 275 GTB, and the 365 GTB4.

The Ferrari 599 GTB replaces the last in that great line of berlinettas, the 575M Maranello, of which - together with the 550 Maranello introduced in 1996 - no fewer than 5 700 have been produced, a record for this type of model for the Prancing Horse.

The new car will be officially unveiled at the end of February at the Geneva Motor Show.


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